Mateo Tapas

MATEO BAR de TAPAS is the first solo venture from chef Matthew Kelly of Vin Rouge, housed in the old Book Exchange building in the heart of downtown Durham. Featuring a menu that blends the flavors of Spain with beloved ingredients and dishes of the South. We offer a casual, yet refined, menu of Spanish small plates with a Southern inflection. Accompanying the food is a robust Spanish wine list as well as one of the largest sherry offerings in the country.

choice of three
served with pan con tomate 

$35 

REMOLACHA
roasted beets, pistachio picada, Goat Lady mousse

ENSALADA RUSA
smoked NC trout & caviar, saffron yukon gold & sweet potatoes, peas, aioli

ENSALADA VERDE
local greens, lemon vinagreta, fried artichokes, olive tapenade, pistachios 

PATATAS BRAVAS
fried potatoes, two aiolis, spicy tomato sauce

GAMBAS
NC shrimp, olive oil, garlic, chili, lemon, parsley

CALAMARES FRITOS
semolina encrusted calamares, piquillo tartar sauce

COSTILLAS de PUERCO
pork ribs, espelette pepper jelly

ARROZ FRITO
fried rice, chorizo, peanuts, slow cooked egg, anchovy

ALBÓNDIGAS
pork & beef meatballs, jamon, braised white beans, crispy clams

 

20% gratuity will be added to parties of 5 or mor

Eating raw or undercooked fish,
shellfish, eggs, or meat increase the risk of food borne illness
Please let us know if you have any for allergies or aversions.

West Chapel Hill Street 109
Durham 27701 NC US
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